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Meet Grace Kinstler from American Idol Season 19


Grace Kinstler from American Idol Season 19

Grace Kinstler from American Idol Season 19

Grace Kinstler is one of the singers we’ll meet Sunday night when American Idol kicks off Season 19.

Here’s more about Grace.

* She’s from Lakewood, Ill., and is a 20-year-old student at Berklee College of Music in Boston.

* She identifies as a 20-year-old singer-songwriter on Facebook and has released lots of original music to back that up.

* Those releases include a pair of 2016 singles (“Make a Choice” and “The World Doesn’t Wait), a 2017 single (“Ocean Kisses”), a 2018 EP (“Remember the People) and a 2019 EP (“Lavender”). “You Just Don’t Love Me” from the latter EP is a great example of Grace’s vocal prowess. Check it out below.

* In American Idol promo clips, you’ll see the judges raving over Grace’s cover of “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin. Lionel Richie calls it the most “spot-on” audition the judges have heard.

* Grace told Chicago’s Daily Herald her decision to audition with the song was meant as a tribute to her dad, who passed away about a year ago. She said he always inspired her to pursue music.

* “I have a video from when I was younger; he videotaped me singing ‘Natural Woman.’ So I was like, it would be really cool to pay tribute to him by singing that song for the audition,” she told the site.

* Grace also told the Daily Herald that she’s been singing since she was 4 or 5 and attended a Katy Perry concert at age 8.

* Judging from her social media, Grace has performed the national anthem for the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox, both on multiple occasions.

* Grace also has an excellent cover of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on her YouTube channel. She says she was inspired to record it because it was her parents’ first-dance song.

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